Matt Hoggle became the Center’s Executive Director in June 2022. A proud lifelong learner, Matt has over fifteen years’ experience in non-profit art and craft education with more than twelve years in administration. A childhood interest in film and photography led to a BS from the University of Florida focusing on video and audio production. Then a post-college discovery of the joy of craftsmanship coincided with a new job at a community art school and reset the course of his career. The satisfaction achieved from his first properly cut dovetails and the personal enjoyment he has found working with wood enhance his personal and professional life. As a result, Matt has focused his career on exploring the creative process, the joy and personal development that come from learning craft, and how best to provide those opportunities to others.